Foward Aaron Amadi-Holloway joins for an undisclosed fee from Oldham Athletic
Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce the signing of Aaron Amadi-Holloway from Oldham Athletic for an undisclosed fee.
Aaron signs a two-year deal with the club and becomes John Askey’s fifth permanent signing as Shrewsbury Town boss.
The 25-year-old striker joins from Oldham, for whom he made 42 appearances last season, mainly from the bench.
He has also enjoyed spells with the likes of Wycombe Wanderers and Fleetwood Town in the past and he is looking to make an impact at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.
"I’m very happy to be here,” said the former Oldham Athletic striker. “We got it done today and I can’t wait to get going.
“Last year wasn’t so good with Oldham getting relegated but now is a new challenge.
“I know the Club want to go higher and hopefully help with that.
“This morning I went to the stadium. It’s very nice; I’ve been there before so I already knew it was a good stadium.
“It’s the first time I’ve been to the training facilities and it’s only a year old and it looks it, it’s very good.”
Holloway had to bide his time before getting chances ahead of Eoin Doyle and Craig Davies last season but hopes to make more of an impact with Shrewsbury Town.
“Last year was a difficult season for me and the team obviously,” Hollowy said.
“We had a couple of strikers who were doing really well so I couldn’t complain too much. It was hard to argue with the fact they were playing.
“I just got on with it, came of the bench and did what I could for the team but this season I definitely need to be playing games and getting myself in the starting 11.
“There is so many things I need to develop and improve on but I still think the main way I’m going to do that is by playing games and that’s why I’ve come here.”
Aaron also gave an insight into what the fans can expect from him. He said: “I’m a typical number nine, a big target man.
“I like to bring people into play and hold up the play. I like to think I’m a bit powerful. There are a few powerful people here so hopefully I will fit in.”
The striker will be available to John Askey for tomorrows friendly against Bristol City.